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Three people arrested over "Police ransomware" computer attacks [VIDEO]

Ransomware arrests

British Police have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a spate of computer attacks that have held innocent internet users to ransom.

UK’s top ecrime investigator describes a life fighting cybercrime

UK’s top cyber investigator sees smaller payloads, bigger paydays for cyber crooks

UK Cybercrime investigator and Sophos consultant Bob Burls has been on the inside of some of the biggest law enforcement takedowns of the last decade.

Prison for phishers who targeted university students to the tune of £1.5 million

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Two British men have been sent to prison for their involvement in a criminal scheme that targeted students and managed to steal £1.5 million.

Baltic SpyEye malware trio sent to prison

Baltic SpyEye malware trio sent to prison

Despite the cross-border challenges of prosecuting cybercrime, the cops sometimes do get their man - or men.

We think it's worth reminding you when this happens.

MLT - Suspected member of TeamPoison hacking gang arrested

MLT - Suspected member of TeamPoison hacking gang arrested

A teenage boy, believed to go by the online handle "MLT" and to be a member of the notorious TeamPoison hacking gang, has been arrested by British police.

Suspected Anonymous hacker arrested after abortion website attack

Suspected Anonymous hacker arrested after abortion website attack

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man, suspected of defacing and hacking into the website of Britain's largest single abortion provider.

Metropolitan Police malware warning issued - beware the ransomware attack!

Metropolitan Police malware warning issued - beware the ransomware attack!

The Metropolitan Police has warned Windows users of a malware attack that poses as a message from the computer crime-fighting cops themselves.

Hacker who bypassed Facebook security pleads guilty

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A British student has pleaded guilty to charges that he breached security at Facebook earlier his year, despite arguing that his intentions were not malicious.

Six people arrested in million pound student loan phishing scam

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Police arrest four men and two women in connection with a scheme that stole over a million pounds from British students.

Busted! Ukrainian cybercrime duo who ripped off $4.5 million sent to prison in UK

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London's Metropolitan Police Service has announced the conviction and sentencing of two Ukrainian cybercrooks.

The pair raided innocent victims' bank accounts of at least $4.5 million in just six months.

The m00p malware investigation - was justice done?

The m00p malware investigation - was justice done?

The Virus Bulletin conference is told about the investigation into a modern malware-writing gang.

But with only two of the cybercriminals sentenced, was justice really done?

UK police charge man in connection with Anonymous DDoS attacks

UK police charge man in connection with Anonymous DDoS attacks

A 22-year-old student has been charged by British police in connection with denial-of-service attacks carried out by the Anonymous hacktivist group.

Which begs the question - Is being an internet hacktivist really worth the risk?

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

UK police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in the LulzSec hacks and denial-of-service attacks.

Teenage credit card hackers sentenced after vicious attack on UK business

Teenage credit card hackers sentenced after vicious attack on UK business

Two British members of the notorious GhostMarket online cybercrime forum have been sentenced for hacks that stole details of thousands of credit cards and forced an online hosting company to go out of business.

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

A dawn raid by UK computer crime cops investigating WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks results in the arrest of five people, aged 15-26.

British e-crime police need more funding, says Met Police chief

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Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has described how 'traditional' organised crime in Britain is "waking up to the profits and uses of e-crime" and that the authorities need to be properly funded to respond. Writing in the Sunday Read more…

Computer cops arrest 19 in dawn ZBot raid

Arrests in ZBot case

19 people have been arrested by British police, under suspicion that they stole millions of pounds from online bank accounts by installing malware. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) swooped a number of addresses in a dawn-time Read more…

Cybercrime forum suspects arrested by British police

Cybercrime forum suspects arrested by British police

Britain's Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) have announced today that they have arrested two men as part of an eight month investigation into what is said to be the world's largest English-speaking online cybercrime forum. The underground website consisted of Read more…

13 years jail for bank robbers who used Trojan horse

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Four London-based men, found guilty of using a sophisticated Trojan horse to steal money from online bank accounts, have been sentenced to a total of over 13 years in prison by a British court. The malware deployed by Azamat Rahmonov, Read more…

Police arrest suspected banking Trojan gang

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The British PCeU (Police Central e-crime Unit) has scored its first success, with the arrest of a criminal gang accused of targeting the financial services industry with banking Trojan horses. Four women and five men have been arrested in a Read more…